Assignment 2

This assignment should be double-spaced and has to have a title page.  For the late assignment policy, please refer to the syllabus.  This assignment is designed to be between 4-5 pages.  For both undergraduate and graduate students, this assignment will provide 10% toward their final grade. While you don’t haveto, you can certainly include (cited) others’ work.  This assignment does not necessarily have a strict structure, meaning how you go about it, how you format it, and what you choose to focus are entirely up to you as long as you address what it is about.  Instead of TV shows, you can use commercials from online sources (such as social media), or magazines, or a combination of these sources.   
In the –especially – interdisciplinary childhood and studying children studies, several scholars (citations are available upon request) note “the Dilemma of the Postmodern Child”.  While their autonomy in day to day life is decreasing, children are targeted and enveloped in a commercial universe, delivered to them in dizzyingly fast and furious “hyperreal” style. Moreover, advertisers are also hailing children as all-knowing and their parents as hopelessly lost, “The genie is out of the bottle”, some argue; traditional notions of “protecting” children on the one hand and “controlling” them on the other must make way for new ways of parenting, teaching, and mentoring them that will provide both children and adults with the necessary skills to make sense, critical reflective sense that is, of the flood of information and advertising inundating them.  
As a very simple exploratory assignment, I am asking you to watch at least one hour of children’s commercial television programming (could be in shorter segments from different channels or from the same channel), paying attention to what is being sold to children, who are these children, and how children are being addressed, etc.  In your writing, you can focus on a couple of advertisements or more than that.  I would like for you to analyze (of course, I understand that given the time and also page limit, your analysis will not be quite in-depth) these commercials in terms of the children’s agency and the role of the parents in whichever way you choose to go about this assignment. Additionally, I would like for you to pay attention to the existence of what scholar are pointing out over and over: “narrowly defined gender roles, social class biases, racist and sexist stereotypes, and the overarching narrative of the dominant culture.”   Please describe clearly what sources you have used for this assignment before diving into any kind of analysis. 
?Properly described sources of commercials: 35%
Analysis (agency of children, role or assumed role of parents + gender roles, class, and ethnicity issues): 60%
Overall writing (grammar, spelling, etc.): 5%

Don't use plagiarized sources. Get Your Custom Essay on
Assignment 2
Just from $13/Page
Order Essay
Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages

Order your essay today and save 15% with the discount code SAVE15